Saturday, 15 September 2018

Dancing in the moonlight


Morning Peeps, apologies for the no show for a few days round your blogs, had a bit of a kidney flare up so not felt my best this week. It's time for our new Allsorts challenge and this week Ellie would like us to create a scene with stamps and/or dies. Our sponsor offering a £15 store voucher is Swedish House Crafts. I also have my shares from today's 15 minute CAS post over at Chocolate Baroque blog.

So, a lolly stick creation for Allsorts. I had seen a few of them popping up in blogland and was rather taken with something different and wondered how many lollies people must be eating to gather together enough to make the base...................then the penny dropped as a well known kitchenware store from the Lake District..............you know the one I mean..........sells them in packs, so mystery solved, if indeed it really was a mystery rather than me needing to putting my thinking cap on.

And it was rather fun. I bought what they described as 'jumbo' sticks and fixing nine together plus two more on the back to hold it all in place I ended up with a 160cm square base to play with. When the glue on the back was dry - I used Collall all purpose which is new to me but I am finding it quite easy to work with, I gave it a coat of white gesso, dried and then covered with Distress Oxides. Next I stamped Lavinia Trees and Fairies, Inkylicious leaves across the top, grounded the Fairies and trees with distress ink and used Liquid Pearls to create some flowers.

Be warned, there are one or two more in production.


And a second one, a scene with a mixture of stamps from Sutter, Bee Crafty, Inkylicious and Art Impressions, all stamped in black archival and then the background added with Pan Pastels and Distress Inks, some glitter and Liquid Pearl berries.

And now for my Chocolate Baroque shares.

Happy weekend all.
 
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36 comments:

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards, I have collected those sticks too, that is something to try one day. Totally stunning scenes.
Hope you feel better;-))m

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards today Brenda, especially love the second one

Crafting Queen said...

Sorry you are not doing well, hope you feel better soon. Love these creations, must try the lolly sticks painting. Great job!

Maxine D said...

Oh Brenda, so sorry to hear you have not felt well - hope you continue to improve.
Love your lolly stick scene... that is a different use for them!!
Your elephant never forgets card is a hoot!! My favourite is the Bouquet of Birthday wishes card.
Blessings
Maxine

Craftyfield said...

Lolly sticks are sometimes sold in craft shops too... In fact I have a rather large pack of those lying around untouched since I can't decide what do with them! Both scenes are beautifully made and I love the combination of stencilled background and stamping on your CB shares. Hope you get that kidney sorted out, Brenda. xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Brenda,
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Wendy L said...

Wow, busy bee again Brenda, all lovely cards, xxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow Brenda you have made beautiful and gorgeous cards again

Gr Karin

Dora said...

So sorry to hear about your kidney pain. I hope it goos well today.
Your cards are so beautiful made! Stunning.

Ellibelle said...

Such AMAZING creations Brenda, the popsicle sticks creation is so fun and very different, I have not seen those before. I have plenty of the sticks in a craft box from kids school/ art projects. They are widely available here in craft stores and dollar tree and I will have to make one of those too!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Brenda, all so different and wonderfully designed. I especially love the lolly stick project, I love how effective these projects are.
Sorry to hear that you've not been so well, hope you feel better soon, Kate x

Kathleen said...

What a brilliant array of cards, really lovely images and some fabulous designs. Love the background on the second card and the really great sentiment on the lovely elephant card.

Kath x

Liz said...

I obviously haven't been looking in the right places as I haven't seen any lolly stick creations before. Yours is just stunning, what a fabulous scene! I'm sure I've got a box of lolly sticks somewhere, I'll have to dig them out. I really enjoyed looking through your post, so many beautiful card designs.
Hope you'll soon be feeling much better. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love this post, I need to get some icicle sticks and try this as it looks fabulous.xx

Pollard Carole said...

Another wonderful array of cards I love what you did with those sticks so clever I hope you are feeling better now Take care Love and hugs Carole x

Paper Profusion said...

Fantastic selection of cards Brenda. Wonderful stamping as always. I hope the kidney resolves soon - you have enough else to cope with. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Mac Mable said...

So glad I popped in and what a treat....Wonderful cards and loving the lolly pop creation and wouldn't it be fun if you had to eat all the lolly pops first instead of buying them? x. Great scene making and layouts on your cards and the wonderful elephant card made me chuckle (the second one) ...in a good way x. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration x.

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say get well soon x

KandA said...

So sorry to hear you're having problems and hope things get sorted soon. But it's not stopped you from creating some real stunners. I LOVE your lolly stick creation and the colours on the winter scene are beautiful.... and a brilliant sentiment on your elephant card. Take care xx

Helene E said...

Amazing scenes Brenda

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous cards Brenda and I love the lolly stick creation, I've not seen that one before.
Hope you're feeling a lot better now.
Avril xx

rachel said...

what a stunning selection of makes Brenda - really wonderful - I love the lolly sticks - it makes a great substrate to work on. Amazing quick makes too. I am enjoying our current set! Take care of yourself lovely lady! Big hugs rachel x

ALI said...

Oh my another cracking selection of cards Brenda.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous samples and stamps Brenda-I bought a pack of these lolly sticks for a similar project but not even started yet--I got a bumper bagful for a £1 from The Works-love the silhouette stamps
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

ooops sorry meant to say hope your feeling better!
Carol x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Wow! You have been busy yet again Brenda. Lots of gorgeous stamping and beautiful inky backgrounds. I'd love to watch your process while you create.
Lorraine

scrAPpamondo said...

Lolly stick panels has intrigued me too, they seems so fun to make and have a wonderful artistic look! Your scene is amazing!!!Love the scene in the second one, so peaceful! Amazing also all the other cards, you have been so busy!! Great use of the CB stamps!
Hope you are well now!!! Sending you my best wishes!

aussie aNNie said...

https://sevenhillscrafts.co.uk/build-a-flower-camellia-stamp-and-die-bundle.html this is a link for the stamp in the UK, I did't get the set with the die, seems it is only available in this store with the die...

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Brenda all so different...Hope you are feeling better now

Anne

Donna Ellis said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way, Miss Brenda. Like your dancing fairies, I wish I could wave a magic wand, and make you all better. You give so much to the rest of us...

All of your delightful creations brought back memories of the 1960s and 70s. I suppose as we get older, these days, with everything coming "back in style", more and more memories will be triggered from home decor to clothing fashion, to our own artistic craftiness! Dancing in the Moonlight reminds me of one of my favorite high school songs! And I've done plenty outdoors just like your fairies! Your girl silhouette is dressed just like "those days". Your CB rays look quite psychedelic, the next CB reminds me of nehru jackets and brocaded jackets of the 70s, and so do the rest of the Indian themed projects. They are all lovely, and made with such graceful hands through your grace-filled heart! Wishing you a fantastic week! hugs, de

Gerrina said...

So a little pause and some tea here...and commenting...
Love the scene with the fairies on the sticks-artwork; it is so magical-looking! And a great scene on your second card! Love the CB-nakes too! Favorite are 2 of them; the orange one and the black and white with a little red and the bricks; love how you used stencils here! Hope your weekend was a good one and that you started the week in a good way! Hugs, Gerrina

Sarah said...

I hope you are feeling a little better now Brenda. Well, an amazing collection again!! Your lolly stick project is fantastic, looking forward to seeing the next in the series!! xx

Greta said...

Always love seeing your work, Brenda, but I'm in awe of the popsicle stick masterpiece! So sorry you had a flare & hope this week is better.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oooh those fairies dancing transports me right into fairyland and wow the Indian elephants look absolutely grand in their ethnic splendour!!!

Fikreta said...

oh wow Brenda!
love them all!
gorgeous cards!
have a nice day
hugs

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Oh Brenda, what beautiful creations.
I also like the cards below very much.
Big hugs
Carola